The magnificent peaks of India attract the adventure lovers all across the Globe. Be it snow capped mountains of the north or the lush green ghats of the western India. They are attracting people since ages. The northern peaks of India are the most favorite destination for hiking, trekking and climbing. Some are attracted to the splendid beauty of the snow capped mountain peaks and the others are attracted towards the adventure of climbing. Since time immemorial the Himalayas have attracted millions of tourist because of its mountain peaks and snowy glaciers. But to really experience the majestic Himalayan panorama, you have to visit the Himalayan lands of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The 10 highest peaks of the world are situated within the Himalayas and out of those 10, 8 are the part of the Nepalese Himalayas.
Here we have listed the Top 5 highest peaks of India :
Kanchenjunga – (28169 ft, 8586 m)
Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. Kanchenjunga stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal translation of Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows” and these treasures are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchenjunga is a group of five peaks out of which four are over 8450 ft. All these five peaks are believed to be repositories of God. Three of five peaks (main, central and south) are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and the Taplejung District of Nepal. The other two peaks are completely in Nepal’s Talpejung District.
Nanda Devi (25663 ft, 7824 m)
Nanda devi is the second highest mountain peak in India. This is the highest peak (entirely) in the country, as Kanchenjunga lies on the border areas of India and Nepal. It was the highest known mountain in the world until 1808 when western surveyors discovered Dhaulagiri. The mountain stands tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft). The Nanda devi peak is the part of Garhwal Himalayas and lies in the state of Uttrakhand. The mountain is located in between Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east. The name Nanda Devi means Bliss-Giving Goddess. The peak is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya.
Kamet (25446 ft, 7756 m)
Kamet is the second highest mountain peak in Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Chamboli District of Uttrakhand. It is the third highest peak in India (according to India however, the rank is much lower as it includes in its list of mountains all those in Pakistan occupied Kashmir). The Kamet mountain peak is the 29th highest in the world. Kamet is most properly considered part of (and the highest summit in) the Zaskar (or Zanskar) Range, which lies north of the main chain of the Himalaya, between the Suru River and the upper Karnali River. In appearance it resembles a giant pyramid topped by a flat summit area with two peaks.
Saser Kangri (25172 ft, 7672 m)
Saser Kangri (or Sasir Kangri) is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh, the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram range in India. This massif lies toward the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a major glacier which drains the eastern slopes of the group. The Sakang and Pukpoche Glaciers head on the western side of the group, and drain into the Nubra River.
Mana (23860 ft, 7273 m)
Northeast of Badrinath is another impressive cluster of mountain peaks. The mountains rise almost on the Indo-Tibetan border with Mana and Kamet as the principal peaks. Mana itself marks the eastern extremity of the Zanskar range. It lies between the pass of the same name and the Niti Pass.